Trust to benefit from major BBC event

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust has been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from a major fund-raising event being staged by the BBC to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

The Battle Of Britain At 75 will tell the epic story of the greatest aerial conflict of the Second World War live from Rizon Jet, Biggin Hill airfield – the most iconic of Britain’s fighter stations.

Presenters Dermot O’Leary, Jeremy Vine and Sophie Raworth will be joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra, musicians from the armed forces and guest singers as they share compelling stories from the Battle on the evening of Friday 18 September.

As well as being enjoyed by the audience at Biggin Hill, the multi-media extravaganza will be streamed live to cinemas right around the UK, offering thousands more people the chance to see and hear the anniversary tribute to the men of the RAF and those who supported them in 1940.

The event and the cinema stream will be supporting RAF service charities with all profits donated to The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, The Royal Air Forces Association and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Rare archive footage from the conflict, modern day RAF personnel and a cast of actors will bring the Battle of Britain to life against a background of great music.  There is more information at www.battleofbritain75.org/friday

The concert begins at 8pm and will be preceded by Spitfire and Hurricane displays.

The Battle Of Britain At 75 is being staged by the producers of the multi-award winning D-Day 70 Years On show.

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